The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank 527 519 491
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs citing Drools 54 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.093% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £251 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £638 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £323 £410
% change year-on-year
+31.78% -21.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14073 13742 12315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 27.14% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9236 8599 7726
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 259 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 30 £500 - 9
London 0 25 £525 -17.64% 6
Scotland -18 12 £410 +47.74% 4
Edinburgh -20 10 £410 +47.74% 2
City of London +16 3 £525 -17.64% 3
South East - 3 - - 1
Docklands, London +2 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £460 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £460 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £460 - 1
Glasgow -5 1 £313 - 2
Hitchin - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 80 (87.91%) Java
2 45 (49.45%) Spring
3 35 (38.46%) JBoss
4 27 (29.67%) SQL
4 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (28.57%) Python
6 24 (26.37%) Workflow
7 22 (24.18%) BPMN
8 21 (23.08%) REST
9 20 (21.98%) Web Services
9 20 (21.98%) JUnit
10 18 (19.78%) MVC
10 18 (19.78%) Hibernate
11 17 (18.68%) J2EE
12 16 (17.58%) HTML
12 16 (17.58%) Maven
12 16 (17.58%) jBPM
13 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
13 15 (16.48%) JPA
13 15 (16.48%) Apache Camel
14 14 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (15.38%) RESTful
14 14 (15.38%) JMS
14 14 (15.38%) Eclipse
15 13 (14.29%) XML
15 13 (14.29%) Linux
15 13 (14.29%) jQuery
15 13 (14.29%) Subversion
15 13 (14.29%) JRules
15 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (38.46%) JBoss
2 10 (10.99%) FileNet
3 9 (9.89%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.59%) Apache ServiceMix
4 6 (6.59%) Liferay
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.20%) Apache
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) Network Security
2 6 (6.59%) Firewall
3 5 (5.49%) NGN
4 2 (2.20%) FTP
5 1 (1.10%) SAN
5 1 (1.10%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) Pentaho
2 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (8.79%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.30%) Hazelcast
7 3 (3.30%) JasperReports
7 3 (3.30%) SQLite
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.20%) MySQL
8 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (21.98%) JUnit
2 16 (17.58%) Maven
3 14 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 13 (14.29%) Subversion
5 9 (9.89%) YourKit
5 9 (9.89%) VisualVM
6 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.59%) JMeter
7 6 (6.59%) QUnit
8 3 (3.30%) JIRA
9 2 (2.20%) Selenium
10 1 (1.10%) ANTLR
10 1 (1.10%) Mockito
10 1 (1.10%) JProfiler
10 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.10%) Ant
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Back Office
3 8 (8.79%) Banking
4 7 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (83.52%) Developer
2 50 (54.95%) Java Developer
3 18 (19.78%) Senior Developer
4 11 (12.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (5.49%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.49%) Architect
6 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.40%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.40%) UI Developer
7 3 (3.30%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (2.20%) Analyst
8 2 (2.20%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.20%) Java Architect
8 2 (2.20%) Java Technical Architect
8 2 (2.20%) Middleware Engineer
9 1 (1.10%) UI Programmer
9 1 (1.10%) Agile Coach
9 1 (1.10%) Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (1.10%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (49.45%) Spring
2 21 (23.08%) REST
3 20 (21.98%) Web Services
4 18 (19.78%) Hibernate
5 17 (18.68%) J2EE
6 16 (17.58%) HTML
6 16 (17.58%) jBPM
7 15 (16.48%) JPA
7 15 (16.48%) Apache Camel
8 14 (15.38%) RESTful
8 14 (15.38%) JMS
9 13 (14.29%) XML
9 13 (14.29%) jQuery
9 13 (14.29%) JRules
10 11 (12.09%) Spring MVC
11 10 (10.99%) JSON
11 10 (10.99%) HTML5
12 8 (8.79%) SOAP
12 8 (8.79%) Ajax
12 8 (8.79%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Open Source
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.59%) Smartcard
3 6 (6.59%) PKI
4 5 (5.49%) Equities
4 5 (5.49%) Derivative
4 5 (5.49%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.30%) Clustering
6 2 (2.20%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (6.59%) CentOS
3 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) Workflow
3 22 (24.18%) BPMN
4 18 (19.78%) MVC
5 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.19%) Multithreading
6 12 (13.19%) SOA
7 9 (9.89%) Low Latency
7 9 (9.89%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.89%) UML
7 9 (9.89%) Code Coverage
8 8 (8.79%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (8.79%) TDD
9 7 (7.69%) ICONIX
10 6 (6.59%) Scrum
11 5 (5.49%) Dimensional Modelling
11 5 (5.49%) ETL
12 4 (4.40%) Validation
13 3 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (3.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (87.91%) Java
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 26 (28.57%) Python
4 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.69%) PHP
5 7 (7.69%) C#
6 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.30%) Golang
8 2 (2.20%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) Degree
3 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) Oracle
2 8 (8.79%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.59%) Cisco
3 6 (6.59%) Splunk
4 2 (2.20%) IBM
4 2 (2.20%) Google
4 2 (2.20%) Pega
5 1 (1.10%) Twitter
5 1 (1.10%) VMware
5 1 (1.10%) Sun
5 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
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